Viewpoints

Sun
26
Jun

Renting a car

Lori Swanson
Minnesota Attorney General

Many people need to rent a car from time to time, whether to get around on vacation or while a vehicle is in the shop for repairs. At your next car rental, consider the following:

Wed
22
Jun

Letter: Candy Sina, MN Senate candidate, knocked on my door

To the Editor:

 

Wed
22
Jun

DNR Q & A: Catch and release tips

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:

Q. What are some tips for successfully releasing fish?​

 

Tue
21
Jun

Protecting the water we drink


Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

Have you been on a trip and spent the night curled up with stomach cramps, wondering if you inadvertently drank contaminated water? 

Sun
19
Jun

DNR Q & A: Tullibee: salmon and trout’s less glamorous cousin

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:

Q. After reading the story Refuge for Tullibees in Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine, I’m wondering whether tullibees are related to shiners like the ones commonly sold for bait.​

 

Sun
19
Jun

Are the courts one of the last bastions of civility?

Judge Steve Halsey
Wright County District Court

The Election of 2010 was dominated by the negative media blitz and rancor of town hall meetings. It was rather shocking to see a Duluth town hall meeting in 2010 involving Congressional candidates reduced to a shouting match between each candidate’s supporters. Shouts of “liar!” and repeated interruptions of the candidates reduced what could have been a civil exchange of opinions and ideas to a near barroom brawl. In another state, supporters of one candidate stomped on the head of a supporter of the opponent. 

Wed
15
Jun

Gerten’s Greenhouse


In 1919, the Gerten’s truck helped transport trees, flowers and other plants.

Frank Gilbertsen

Maplewood Heritage Preservation Commissioner

 

Wed
15
Jun

Please, park on the grass


The Washington Conservation District building in Oakdale features a permeable parking lot.

Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

“There goes the neighborhood,” someone surely thought when cars began to pull in and park on the lawn in front of the building.

Tue
14
Jun

Letter: Re: Eating hats and open government

To the Editor:

 

A recent letter writer said that she would “eat her hat” if the Roseville council practices open government. Well, for her sake I hope that hat is high in fiber!

Sun
12
Jun

Rural driving is more dangerous than urban

Judge Steve Halsey
Wright County District Court

If you are reading this, you probably live in a small town or rural area of the Tenth Judicial District, i.e., the counties of Anoka, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Pine, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright. In Minnesota each year nearly 30,000 (yes, that is thirty thousand) drivers are arrested for drunk driving, many on rural roads. One could reasonably conclude that drunk driving is vastly more prevalent in highly-populated urban areas, but statistics do not bear that out, at least on a national basis. 

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